Onset of Autumn?

Chelmsford Ride Report, 15 September

Our planned ride to Hare Street happened to coincide with the first of the autumn squalls with definite forecasts of high winds and heavy rain. Six riders who either hadn’t seen the forecast or in any case weren’t too bothered by it mustered at the start. So it was that Dave, Martin and I were joined by three new faces: Chris, Helen and John. We took the slightly longer route to Elsenham Golf Club where it was decided by a unanimous vote that we would not chance the weather on the long ride. I sent a text informing Peter Tibbetts, who was by then heading for Hare Street from the other direction, and we returned to base via Brick End and Dunmow, ahead of the worst of it with a shortened 45-miler chalked up.

Adrian Leeds

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